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  1. Vocabulary Flashcards | Vocabulary Test
    ineffable [ in-EF-uh'-buh' l ]
     adjective ]
     MEANING :
     1. unable to describe in words; indescribable
    2. not to be spoken of or uttered; taboo
     USAGE EXAMPLE 1 :
     The ineffable joy of a woman becoming a mother is well documented in the literature of almost every language.
     USAGE EXAMPLE 2 :
     Compact, scar-faced, blinded in one eye, he promenades around the refugee lean-tos of Biem with a lackey in tow, carrying his chair. Yet there is also an ineffable sadness about him.
    National Geographic , Shattered Sudan, Paul Salopek
     
    Tundra [ TUHN-druh', TOO'N- ]
     noun ]
     MEANING :
     a treeless region that falls between the icecap and tree line of the arctic regions and has an eternally frozen subsoil and sustains low-growing vegetation
     USAGE EXAMPLE 1 :
     The Tundra has a harsh, cold climate.
     USAGE EXAMPLE 2 :
     Snow flies in your face as furry friends pull you across the isolated tundra.
    CNN, Mush! Five places to go dog sledding, By Jacque Wilson, January 13, 2009
     
    debacle [ dey-BAH-kuh' l, -BAK-uh' l, duh'- ]
     noun ]
     MEANING :
     1. sudden defeat, violent disruption or rout
    2. a fiasco or total failure
    3. the breaking up of ice in a river
     USAGE EXAMPLE 1 :
     She was solely blamed for the entire debacle.
     USAGE EXAMPLE 2 :
     Politicians and teaching unions yesterday welcomed news that the contract with the company at the centre of this summer's national tests debacle in England has been severed.
    The Herald, Firm loses contract over exams debacle
     
    lexicographer [ lek-si-KOG-ruh'-fer ]
     noun ]
     MEANING :
     1.(n.) a person who compiles or edits a dictionary
     USAGE EXAMPLE 1 :
     A dedicated lexicographer had compiled a dictionary containing a million words.
     USAGE EXAMPLE 2 :
     A common rule of thumb among lexicographers is that a word should be spotted in at least five different sources over a period of five years.
    CNN, They're looking up 'Yankspeak' for the Oxford English Dictionary, William Weir, 5 July 2000.
     
    congenial [ kuh'n-JEEN-yuh'l ]
     adjective ]
     MEANING :
      1. pleasing or agreeable in nature
    2. friendly or having a pleasant disposition
    3. compatible or having similar temperament
     USAGE EXAMPLE 1 :
     The congenial host saw to it that all his guests were enjoying themselves.
     USAGE EXAMPLE 2 :
     The mood was competitive yet congenial as the dignitaries traded their suits for shorts and hit the soccer field at Chelsea Piers on a balmy New York evening April 25.
    CNN, U.N. diplomats trade suits for soccer shorts, Evan Buxbaum, 4 May 2009.
     

  2. firstly ,you count the no. of symbols in each diagram=8 in each diagram.
    Then you have to look at the darkened space.Answer is 3.

  3. Vocabulary Flashcards | Vocabulary Test
    harlequin [ HAHR-luh'-kwin, -kin ]
     noun, adjective ]
     MEANING :
     1. (n.) a comic character usu. wearing a mask, tights and holding a wooden sword or magic wand
    2. (n.) a buffoon; clown
    3. (adj.) variegated with marks; varied in colour or decoration
     USAGE EXAMPLE 1 :
     Most children love going to the circus in order to be able to enjoy the antics of harlequins.
     USAGE EXAMPLE 2 :
     Harlequin is the most popular of the zanni or comic servant characters from the Italian Commedia dell'Arte.
    Wikipedia, Harlequin
     
    ravenous [ RAV-uh'-nuh' s ]
     adjective ]
     MEANING :
     1. voracious, hungry, greedy or famished
    2. predatory, avaricious or rapacious
    3. eager or greedy for food, gratification or satisfaction
     USAGE EXAMPLE 1 :
     His ravenous need to be wealthy destroyed him.
     USAGE EXAMPLE 2 :
     Nigella Lawson could go straight to the kitchen from scrubbing the toilet with her bare hands and I'd still fall on her food like a ravenous dog.
    BBC, India v England: 2nd Test day two as it happened, 20 December 2008
     
    discern [ di-SURN, -ZURN ]
     intransitive verb, transitive verb ]
     MEANING :
     1. (tr.v.) to mentally detect, apprehend or discriminate
    2. (tr.v.) to perceive, recognize or distinguish
    3. (intr.v.) to distinguish
     USAGE EXAMPLE 1 :
     He was incapable of discerning between the causes of poverty from a sociological and an economic point of view.
     USAGE EXAMPLE 2 :
     The search engine will be hard to fool and should be able to discern, much more readily, the intent behind search terms.
    BBC, Helping the web to understand, By Mark Ward Technology correspondent, BBC News, 16 December 2008
     
    slacken [ SLAK-uh'n ]
     intransitive verb, transitive verb ]
     MEANING :
     1. (tr. v.) to make or become looser or less taut
    2. (tr. v.) to make or become less active
     USAGE EXAMPLE 1 :
     During the recession demand for items like cement and steel slackened.
     USAGE EXAMPLE 2 :
     Mr Rogge emphasised that the Greeks must not slacken their pace.
    BBC, Greeks told to keep on running, 2 May 2001.
     
    concoct [ kon-KOKT ]
     transitive verb ]
     MEANING :
     1. to prepare by mixing ingredients
    2. devise or make up using skill and intelligence
    3. contrive or fabricate
     USAGE EXAMPLE 1 :
     He concocted a sumptuous meal from all the leftovers in the refrigerator.
     USAGE EXAMPLE 2 :
     The make-up used by the ancient Egyptians to darken and enhance the eyes sometimes took up to a month to concoct.
    BBC, Cleopatra's eye make-up 'had health benefits', 9 January 2010.
     

  4. Daily RC Passage for the date 26-Feb-17

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  5. I completed my higher education 2 years ago and I'm presently working. And So I have around 1 1 / 2 experience. I expect to do my Master of business administration soon. I've been asking around and someone exceeded a remark stating that ‘global learning’ has become more and more important these days.


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  6. There are some chocolates in a plate . Ajay took one third of them. Vijay took one third of remaining and finally karan took one third of remaining.If at he end there were eight chocolates , find the number of chocolates initiaally in the plate.
    Options
    1) 
    27
    2) 
    24
    3) 
    32
    4) 
    36
    Additional Notes: How do i start this problem , i mean whats should be the approach?

  7. Summary: the markets are gaining but the shares of companies fell.

    Central Idea: there is alot to move forward to recover from the debt crsis

    RC Passage for 24-Feb-17: manatron's entry

  8. Daily RC Passage for the date 25-Feb-17

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  9. Vocabulary Flashcards | Vocabulary Test
    abjure [ ab-joo'r, -JUR  ]
     transitive verb ]
     MEANING :
     1. to renounce, give up, repudiate or forswear
    2. to shun, avoid or abstain from
    3. to reject, recant or retract esp. under oath
     USAGE EXAMPLE 1 :
     He abjured all of his worldly possessions and embraced a monastic life.
     USAGE EXAMPLE 2 :
     Jacob stops shaving, tapes the 10 Commandments to his wrists, abjures shellfish and tries to think of some way he can stone an adulterer without being arrested.
    Telegraph, Living by the Bible's rules, by Marcus Berkmann, 29 Feb 2008
     
    dereliction [ der-uh'-LIK-shuh' n ]
     noun ]
     MEANING :
     1. delinquency or neglection
    2. a state or act of abandoning
    3. recession of water resulting in dry land
     USAGE EXAMPLE 1 :
     He was punished for dereliction of duty.
     USAGE EXAMPLE 2 :
     Britain's historic farm buildings are under threat from disuse, dereliction and "horror" conversions, English Heritage is warning.
    BBC, 'Horror' barn conversion warning, 16 November 2005
     
    discourse [ n. DIS-kawrs, -kohrs, dis-KAWRS, -KOHRS; v. dis-KAWRS, -KOHRS ]
     noun, intransitive verb, transitive verb ]
     MEANING :
     1. (n.) conversation or verbal communication
    2. (n.) dissertation, discussion or treatise in writing or speech
    3. (intr.v.) to converse
    4. (tr.v.) to tell or utter
     USAGE EXAMPLE 1 :
     She found the discourse to be boring and fell asleep.
     USAGE EXAMPLE 2 :
     In Pakistan's north-western district of Kohistan, public discourse is dominated by security issues, not the recently enacted Sharia (Islamic) law.
    BBC, In the shadow of Pakistan's Taliban war, By M Ilyas Khan BBC News, Dassu, Kohistan, 28 May 2009
     
    homespun [ HOHM-spuhn ]
     noun, adjective ]
     MEANING :
     1. (adj.) made at home
    2. (adj.) simple or unsophisticated
    3. (n.) a plain woven cloth
     USAGE EXAMPLE 1 :
     She earned a living by selling homespun shawls in the market.
     USAGE EXAMPLE 2 :
     Given that the fashionable elite will spend thousands of rupees on his homespun saris, and that new collections leave the shop shelves in minutes flat, it's a trickle-down effect that he thinks may actually work.
    BBC, Indian designer champions homespun, Catriona Luke, 15 September 2009.
     
    gourmet [ goo'r-MEY ]
     noun, adjective ]
     MEANING :
     1. (n.) a connoisseur of fine food and drink
    2. (adj.) elaborately equipped for the preparation of exotic meals
    3. (adj.) pertaining to skilful preparation of fancy foods
     USAGE EXAMPLE 1 :
     A gourmet was engaged to approve of the food for the banquet.
     USAGE EXAMPLE 2 :
     The Naschmarkt Old World market has two parallel lanes -- one lined with fun eateries, the other featuring high-end produce and gourmet goodies.
    CNN, Wining and dining in Vienna, Rick Steves, 9 June 2009.
     

  10. I was trying to train myself as much as possible to the environment of the GMAT exam and try to simulate the environment to be exactly similar to the exam day.""

    Aya Ghaleb, from @Cranfield University explains her GMAT exam prep and how she approached practice. http://www.mba.com/india/the-gmat-bl...dvantages.html

  11. "I was trying to train myself as much as possible to the environment of the GMAT exam and try to simulate it." https://youtu.be/8Cwtd_JgsyA

  12. 1. Shahid Kapoor
    2. Angelina Jolie
    3. Usain Bolt
    4. Sakshi Malik
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    6. Lalu Prasad Yadav
    7. Emma Watson
    8. A. R. Rahman
    9. Jacqueline Fernandez
    10. Donald Trump
    11. Devyani Khobragade
    12. Kavita Krishnamurthy
    13. Katrina Kaif
    14. Sachin Tendulkar
    15. Shweta Pandit
    16. Vijender Singh
    17. Deepika Padukone
    18. Mika Singh
    19. Cristiano Ronaldo
    20. Neha Kakkar
    21. Narendra Modi
    22. Tiger Shroff
    23. Robert Downey Jr.
    24. Kangana Ranaut
    25. Taylor Swift
    26. Farhan Akhtar
    27. Akshay Kumar
    28. Shraddha Kapoor
    29. Aamir Khan
    30. Krishna Abhishek
    31. Smriti Irani
    32. Ajay Devgan
    33. Kareena Kapoor
    34. Roger Federer
    35. Tom Cruise
    36. Sania Mirza.

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  14. Aya Ghaleb, @cranfieldmngmt, explains her GMAT exam prep and how she approached practice:http://www.mba.com/india/the-gmat-bl...-question.html

  15. Daily RC Passage for the date 24-Feb-17

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  16. Vocabulary Flashcards | Vocabulary Test
    larceny [ LAHR-suh'-nee ]
     noun ]
     MEANING :
     the unlawful taking of someone else's personal property
     USAGE EXAMPLE 1 :
     Most people would agree with Mahatma Gandhi's view that European colonialism of Asian and African people was larceny perpetrated on a grand scale.
     USAGE EXAMPLE 2 :
     Lorello, an archives and records management specialist in the New York Department of Education, pleaded not guilty Monday to charges of grand larceny, criminal possession of stolen property, and scheming to defraud and was released on his recognizance
    National Geographic, Archivist Charged With Stealing Papers, Selling on eBay , Clare Trapasso, January 29, 2008
     
    largesse [ lahr-JES, LAHR-jis ]
     noun ]
     MEANING :
     1. generosity in bestowing gifts
    2. generosity of spirit or attitude
     USAGE EXAMPLE 1 :
     The poor in India often depend on government largesse for their survival.
     USAGE EXAMPLE 2 :
     Against that backdrop of government largesse, the Federal Reserve's decision to extend a $300 billion line of credit to Fannie and Freddie on "discount" terms and the earlier $29 billion loan to facilitate the sale of Bear Stearns to J.P. Morgan Chase, should hardly come as a surprise.
    Chicago Tribune, Subsidizing failures has had success, By Gerald D. Skoning, July 15, 2008
     
    conciliatory [ kuh' n-SIL-ee-uh'-tawr-ee, -tohr-ee ]
     adjective ]
     MEANING :
     compromising, flexible or having the intention of putting an end to a disagreement
     USAGE EXAMPLE 1 :
     The conciliatory gesture made by the government was rejected by the opposition.
     USAGE EXAMPLE 2 :
     Obama is considered to have a more conciliatory approach to the Arab and Muslim world than Netanyahu.
    CNN, Iran tests new surface-to-surface missile, May 20, 2009
     
    antecede [ an-tuh'-SEED ]
     transitive verb ]
     MEANING :
     1. (tr. v.) to precede
    2. (tr. v.) to occur before in order or rank or time
     USAGE EXAMPLE 1 :
     The teacher explained that it was adolescence which anteceded adulthood and not the other way around.
     USAGE EXAMPLE 2 :
     The a priori methods of respectable philosophy are wholly distinct from the experimental and hypothetico-deductive methods of the natural sciences, and the results of philosophy logically antecede the empirical discoveries of science.
    The Oxford University Press, PASSING BY THE NATURALISTIC TURN: ON QUINE'S CUL-DE-SAC, P.M.S. Hacker, 25 November 2008.
     
    gestate [ JES-teyt ]
     intransitive verb, transitive verb ]
     MEANING :
     1. (tr. v.) to carry within the womb from conception to delivery
    2. (tr. v.) to conceive and develop in the mind
    3. (intr. v.) the process of carrying to term
    4. (intr. v.) to develop gradually
     USAGE EXAMPLE 1 :
     The witch doctor knew that males gestate several days longer than females and since the chief's wife was overdue he predicted a son.
     USAGE EXAMPLE 2 :
     Governments can use their buying power to incubate a market which might not gestate without a large reliable customer - that's very effective.
    BBC, Finding solutions to business problems, 12 September 2004.
     

  17. 1.Shahid Kapoor
    2. Angelina Jolie
    3.Usain Bolt
    4. Sakshi Malik
    5. Ranbir Kapoor
    6. Lalu Prasad Yadav
    7. Emma Watson
    8. A.R.Rehman
    9. Jacqueline Fernandez
    10. Donald Trump
    11. Devyani Khobragade
    12. Kavita Krishnamurthy
    13. Katrina Kaif
    14. Sachin Tendulkar
    15. Shweta Pandit
    16. Vijender Singh
    17. Deepika Padukone
    18. Mika Singh
    19. Cristiano Ronaldo
    20. Neha Kakkar
    21. Narendra Modi
    22. Tiger Shroff
    23. Robert Downey Jr.
    24. Kangana Ranaut
    25. Taylor Swift
    26. Farhan Akhtar
    27. Akshay Kumar
    28. Shraddha Kapoor
    29. Aamir Khan
    30. Krushna Abhishek
    31. Smriti Irani
    32. Ajay Devgan
    33. Kareena Kapoor
    34. Roger Federer
    35. Tom Cruise
    36. Sania Mirza

  18. More practice means more success. Try this real GMAT Critical Reasoning question: http://www.mba.com/india/service/my-...-question.html




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